Coral Bells (Heuchera Firefly) in the Coral Bells Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Firefly
Cultivar name: 'Leuchtkafer'
Also sold as:

Data specific to Coral Bells (Edit)
Mature Plant Size: 10"-16"
USDA Zone Range: 3
Water Requirements: Average
Does Not Like Wet Feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 12", 20" in bloom
Plant Spread: 10"-16"
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Height: 20"
Foliage Mound Height: 10"
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Starting to bloom for first time! Started from seed last year

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Aug 6, 2012 3:58 PM

Many coral bells have very insignificant flowers, but this is not one of them .The red is very vivid and attracts hummingbirds.
the plant tends to stay rather small in my garden but has been here many years.

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Plant Events from our members
christine2 On June 16, 2017 Obtained plant
carlysuko On March 20, 2019 Bloomed
carlysuko On July 4, 2018 Transplanted
Planted seedlings out into the garden
carlysuko On December 3, 2017 Seeds germinated
Seeds starting to germinate, hooray!
carlysuko On November 18, 2017 Seeds sown
Obtained seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds. Sowed in 6 cell pack. Medium used was jiffy seed starting mix, with perlite mixed in. Put a plastic dome over it.
MissMew On August 22, 2018 Obtained plant
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